By Jay Grant
“Consider it all joy, my friends, when you encounter various trials, know that the testing of your faith produces endurance, and let endurance have its perfect result, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.” James 1:2-4
Just extraordinary. How God takes the toughest trials in our life and produces such amazing results – endurance, perseverance, growing in Christ, becoming complete, lacking in nothing. It is remarkable how God shapes and molds our lives through the troubles, problems and tribulations that come our way. It isn’t easy to suffer, which is why James says we need to “consider” it joy when trials hit. In other words, we won’t feel joy when devastation comes our way, but we can consider it so.